LCD and Viewfinder
Canon M5 has a Tilting 3.2" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,620k dots. The Canon M5's 3.2" screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon M5 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
M5 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Canon M5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 9.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
M5 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon M5 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Canon M5 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon M5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p, 30p, 24p fps and save in MP4, H.264 and AAC formats. Full HD resolution of Canon M5 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
M5 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon M5 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Canon M5 also features an Digital Video Stabilization mode where videos are stabilized in-camera while you are shooting. Keep in mind that this effect may crop your videos a little bit and doesn't help stabilizing still images. This kind of video stabilization effect can be replicated by using some of the advanced video editing softwares in your PC.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon M5 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, M5 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Canon M5's Bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our M5. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect M5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon M5 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 295 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 356 shots, Canon M5 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend M5 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic GH3 with its 540shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Canon M5 vs Panasonic GH3 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Canon M5 Features Compared to Main Competitors